Frank Engel (football manager)
Frank Engel in 1990
|Date of birth||15 February 1951|
|Place of birth||Leipzig, East Germany|
|Germany U-15 (Manager)|
|BSG DIMO Böhlitz-Ehrenberg|
|–1970||BSG Chemie Leipzig|
|1976–1988||East Germany youth teams|
|1989||BSG Chemie Böhlen|
|1991–1992||FC Sachsen Leipzig|
|1993–1994||1. FC Magdeburg|
|1994–1995||1. FC Union Berlin|
|1995–1997||FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt|
|1997||FC Carl Zeiss Jena|
|2000||FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt|
Frank Engel (born 15 February 1951 in Leipzig, then East Germany is a German football manager. Since 1 January 2006 he has been managing Germany's Under-18 national team, until 2009. Now is managing the Germany Under-15 national team.
Engel began his playing career at BSG DIMO Böhlitz-Ehrenberg in a suburb of Leipzig, before moving on to DDR-Oberliga side BSG Chemie Leipzig. Here he played for the youth team, but already had to end his playing days without playing a single senior game due to prolonged back problems.
Engel took up managing immediately after his playing days had come to an end, working as a youth coach for Chemie Leipzig until 1976, when he found work with the Deutscher Fußball-Verband, the East German football association. He coached the youth national teams, from the Under 15 to the Under 19. Altogether, he was in charge of a national team for 195 matches, and coached later stars such as Matthias Sammer, Ulf Kirsten and Thomas Doll. In 1988 his team won the bronze medal at the Umder-16 European Championship in Spain. The East Germans beat their West German counterparts under Holger Osieck in the third-place playoff.
After German reunification, Engel managed a number of clubs, among the 2. Bundesliga side FC Carl Zeiss Jena and former East German top-flight teams 1. FC Magdeburg and FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt. He gained some international experience managing Daewoo Royals FC in South Korea and Ismaily SC in Egypt. In South Korea, He became a historical first foreign manager in K-League history. Additionally he was assistant manager at Eintracht Frankfurt, F.C. Hansa Rostock and Alemannia Aachen, always under Jörg Berger.
Since 2006 he has again been working with the youth national teams, first with the Under-18 as the successor of Michael Skibbe, then the Under-19 national team and now with the Under-15 team.
- "DFB-Trainer Frank Engel" (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
- "Frank Engel bekommt zusätzliche Aufgaben" (in German). Handelsblatt. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
- "Frank Engel übernimmt deutsches U-18-Nationalteam" (in German). Handelsblatt. 19 December 2005. Retrieved 25 January 2010.